WAYCROSS, GA - The stars and cars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will head to the deep south in Columbus, MS for the Annual Columbus Convention and Visitor's Bureau "Clash at the Mag". The series returns to Magnolia Motor Speedway on June 13-14th for this mega event that will pay $20,000 to win and $1,200 to start. Activities will get underway with an open practice session on Thursday night, June 12th from 7 to 10pm. Then, on Friday night, June 13th, there will be Miller Welders Time Trials and Heat Races for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, along with Street Stocks and the NeSmith Crate Dirt Late Models for the complete weekend. Saturday night, June 14th will include B-Mains and the Columbus Convention and Visitor's Bureau "Clash at the Mag" 100-Lap feature event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the always impressive support class feature events.
The "Clash at the Mag" will also be the second event of the season for drivers to earn valuable points for the ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup - Presented by Dirtondirt.com. Don O'Neal of Martinsville, IN currently leads the point standings for the Crown Jewel Cup title, which will pay $10,000 to the driver that earns the most points at the nine crown jewel cup events on the series schedule in 2014. To view the ASi Crown Jewel Cup - Presented by Dirtondirt.com point standings, go to: http://www.lucasdirt.com/point-standings/dirtondirt-com-crown-jewel-cup/.
The "Clash at the Mag" will also be taped by the Lucas Oil Production Studios for broadcast on NBC Sports and MAVTV American Real Networks in 2014. Drivers will earn points at this event towards the Bad Boy Mowers TV Challenge - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs. Don O'Neal currently leads the TV Challenge point standings in the chase for the $10,000 bonus to the driver that earns the most points at the TV races in 2014. To view the Bad Boy Mowers TV Challenge - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs point standings, go to: http://www.lucasdirt.com/point-standings/e3-spark-plugs-challenge/.
"The series is always thrilled to work with Johnny Stokes, Charles Roberts and their entire staff at the beautiful Magnolia Motor Speedway. This event is always a great race and the support of the Mississippi fan base always draws the most exciting fans who continue to support this track and the LOLMDS when we come together in Columbus, MS each year. We encourage race fans from all over the country to come out and visit this true southern community and first class facility by attending this annual event," stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
Don O'Neal will lead the LOLMDS stars into Magnolia Motor Speedway with a slim lead in the series championship point standings over two-time and reigning LOLMDS National Champion, Jimmy Owens. Scott Bloomquist has climbed up to third in the chase for the LOLMDS National Championship, followed by Earl Pearson Jr., Eddie Carrier Jr., Steve Francis, John Blankenship, Jared Landers, Dennis Erb Jr., and Jason Hughes rounds out the top ten in the series championship point standings.
Jason Hughes holds a slim lead over Jason Papich in the chase for the 2014 Dunn-Benson Rookie of the Year title. Both rookie drivers continue to improve each week, as they compete at new tracks for the first time this year on the series.
For tickets and more information about the Columbus Convention and Visitor's Bureau "Clash at the Mag" at Magnolia Motor Speedway on June 13-14th, visit the track website at: www.magnoliadirt.com.
For the latest breaking news about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the 2014 tour schedule, TV schedule, drivers, sponsors and all the information about the series, visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.
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Magnolia Motor Speedway
495 Hwy 45 South, Columbus, MS 39701
Track Phone #: (662) 240-3478
Promoter: Johnny Stokes - (662) 574-2572
Right Rear - Hoosier 03, 06, LM40
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier Rib 1350
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About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nations' premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. In 2014 the LOLMDS will sanctions 47 events in 19 states. The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. LOLMDS events will be broadcasted on four TV Networks in 2014 including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and MAVTV American Real Network. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at www.Lucasdirt.com.
About MAVTV American Real Network
MAVTV was founded in 2002 by four former Showtime Networks executives and was originally geared towards a male dominated audience. In 2011, Lucas Oil Products, an automotive lubricant manufacturer with a history in television production, purchased MAVTV. Lucas Oil was eager to employ the same growth strategies to transform MAVTV into a premier cable network that it employed to grow the lubricants business. MAVTV aims to become a broader scoped network, geared towards the modern American family. Lucas Oil is investing in programming, an updated on-air look, and increased production quality, all to add more value to the viewer experience. MAVTV is an acronym that stands for Movies, Action and Variety. MAVTV brings you plenty of never-before-seen high definition exclusives, including Comedy, Movies, Action Sports, Adventure and More, all in fantastic HD detail. MAVTV is no ordinary television network. It's a 24/7, high-definition entertainment extravaganza, featuring everything from blockbuster films, high octane motorsports, MMA fighting, gaming, gut busting comedy, original reality shows and scripted dramas. Learn more about MAVTV American Real go to www.mavtv.com.
About Lucas Oil Products
Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company's marketing strategy. Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.
In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television. Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV. More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at www.lucasoil.com.